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Leading Interdisciplinary Collaborations (LInC)

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The Stanford Woods Institute is providing academic researchers the tools and perspectives to be effective agents of change through its Leading Interdisciplinary Collaborations (LInC) program. 

LInC helps early- and mid-career faculty cross traditional boundaries, and collaborate with other researchers as well as networks of stakeholders on complex sustainability challenges. The program steeps early- and mid-career faculty in collective leadership, an approach that inverts traditional academic norms of one-way knowledge sharing.

Through a 3-day cohort retreat and recurring meetings, LInC creates an environment that allows fellows to :

  • Deepen awareness of individual leadership style, identify areas for growth and development and create sustaining practices.
  • Learn how to engage a group of people, and think together by asking questions and initiating dialogue.
  • Use a framework and tools to diagnose and design systems that inspire innovative, creative and collaborative research projects.
  • Create a personal development plan to practice leadership tools, and use them in a range of collaborations.

For more information about the program, read our fact sheet or contact LInC Director Margaret Krebs at mkrebs [at]

Read about our 2018 launch and cohort of fellows .

Learn more about Collective Leadership in The Art and Science of Collaboration .